J.J. Abrams Sells Robot-Cop Drama Pilot to Fox

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Book ’em, C-3PO.

Fringe cocreator J.J Abrams and showrunner J.H. Wyman have received a pilot production commitment from Fox for a futuristic police drama, Deadline reports.

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The concept follows the Los Angeles Police Department in the near future, when all officers patrol alongside lifelike androids.

The highly sought-after project will be produced by Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Wyman will write the script, and he and Abrams will be two of the show’s executive producers.

The commitment comes as Fringe enters its final season and another Abrams endeavor, Revolution, prepares to launch on NBC.

At the moment, the buddy cop pilot doesn’t have a title. May we suggest Good Cop, Bad Robot?



Comments (31)

  • Remember Mann and Machine? Cool show.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – September 6, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about Holmes and Yo-yo from the 70′s?

      Comment by rhinograph – September 6, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Beat me to it.

      Comment by Cash – September 7, 2012 01:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ‘Good Cop, bad Robot’ had me laughing because of the Bad Robot pun… Cheesy but funny.

    Comment by Theo – September 6, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we get Sheriff Cater and Andy to star in this show?

    Comment by Boothgirl – September 6, 2012 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • JJ could sell ice to Eskimos!

    Comment by dvmom – September 6, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But only if they’re Inuit (a member of the Innu first nation). Eskimo was a word we picked up from the northern Dene tribe & means roughly “dirty Indian”. So it’s a term of abuse like the N-word tho most Americans haven’t caught on yet. But as time goes, there will be a blowback from the frozen tundra and you may get an Eskimo Pie in the face.

      Comment by Jason Logan – September 7, 2012 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or Fry and Earl…

    Comment by midas42 – September 6, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.

    Comment by Mia – September 6, 2012 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahahahaha!!!!

      Comment by donnie – September 6, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Damn it, I wanted to make that Friends reference. Oh well.

      Comment by TigerNightmare – September 6, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!

      Comment by Jessie – September 6, 2012 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a Computerized Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer.
      (Why do I know that?)

      Comment by ejake – September 7, 2012 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mac Machiavelli, or… “Mac”

      Comment by Mikael – September 7, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So it’s a Robocop meets Mr. Data? I’ll watch.

    Comment by Jimmy – September 6, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • J.H. Wyman is the reason I’ll be giving this one a chance…it has potential. Happy for him, too.

    Comment by Noel – September 6, 2012 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should call it…I, Bad Robot.

    Comment by BigBadRobot – September 6, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Harlan Ellison get a creator credit? (Read “Brillo”, if you don’t get that reference.)

    Comment by ElfOdin – September 6, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cop Rock (1990) – LOL

    Comment by Velvet – September 6, 2012 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074005/

    Comment by Cenical – September 6, 2012 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about “RoboCop: The Series”

    Comment by Michael – September 6, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This looks weird, but I will check it out because JJ Abramas is the greatest creator/producer in the history of TV.

    Comment by nick1372 – September 6, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Get ready for a lot of “I don’t trust you. You’re a robot.” “What makes humans so human?” “Hey, you saved my life. Maybe you’re not so bad after all.” Also copious story lines showing how robots have the same problems as humans. “I didn’t know robots could get high.” “There’s a lot you don’t know about a lot, human partner.”

    Comment by DTK404 – September 6, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like Total Recall 2070 to me, another show with great potential that ended too soon.

    Comment by Roofoo – September 6, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • See also: Future Cop (which I believe Ellison may have actually sued on behalf of himself and the co-author of ‘Brillo,’ Ben Bova…

    Comment by Sheldon W. – September 6, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well it’s a new idea to me at least and I think it sounds good. I just think JJ has WAYYY to many pokers in the fire though!

    Comment by Danielle H – September 6, 2012 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fry and Bender: Hardly Private Eyes.

    … shut up and take my money!

    Comment by Delirious – September 6, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What if we take the first pun & switch it up:
    Bad Cop, Good Robot or
    Cyborg 5-0 or Cyborg Blue

    Comment by Jake – September 7, 2012 01:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Enough of this futuristic robot cgi cop show crap, I want old school! WHEELS AND THE LEG MAN!!!

    Comment by Kev – September 7, 2012 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm…a robot cop. Sounds vaguely familiar. Where have I heard that before???

    Comment by Bob – September 7, 2012 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone read Isaac Asimov’s robot stories?

    Comment by Betty Stinson – September 7, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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